Website: Crumpton Collaborative Solutions
Charles W. (“Chuck”) Crumpton has been a litigation attorney since 1978 and a mediator and arbitrator since 1985 in civil cases; a teacher and trainer of international and US business executives, managers and undergraduate and graduate students in collaborative leadership and conflict resolution since 1995; a consultant on conflict resolution, mediation and arbitration laws, systems and practice since 2008, a consultant, mediator and facilitator of complex public policy issues and conflicts with Accord 3.0 Consultants (www.accord3.com) since 2012; and the Founder and President of the International Law Foundation developing international exchange programs in the above fields and strategic planning and conflict resolution for public policy issues and conflicts since 1996.
His highest objective and dedication are to helping build respect and understanding among people in or subject to conflict in order to help them have, see and make the choices that will be best for them and those in their work and personal lives and relationships.
Chuck has for years been a professor of collaborative business leadership, negotiations and dispute resolution at the Hawaii Pacific University and the Vietnam Executive MBA Program, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii. He has served as faculty in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs locally, nationally, and internationally, as Co-Chair of Hawaii State Bar ADR Section 1995-2011, and on the Leadership Council and as Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution since 2013.
With several decades of experience in consulting on collaborative strategic planning and problem-solving of public policy and business issues in his teaching and professional work locally, nationally and internationally and with Accord 3.0, he has recently gathered a select group of leading international mediation experts (1) to support and assist the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice’s select committee to draft the first Mediation Decree/Law of Vietnam and develop commercial mediation in and with Viet Nam; (2) to support and assist the UNCITRAL Commission on a prospective project to develop an international Convention on the enforceability of international mediation agreements and mediated settlements, as the NY Convention does for the enforceability of international arbitration agreements and awards; and (3) to plan, design and implement an international Asia-Pacific Mediation Summit conference in Delhi, India in 2015. Previously, he served as an International Consultant to the UNDP and the International Legal Resource Center on Vietnam’s Arbitration Law, to the World Bank/International Finance Corporation on commercial arbitration and mediation development in Viet Nam, and to the Egyptian Ministry of Justice and the International Legal Resource Center on Egypt’s Mediation Law drafting and development.
Chuck has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyer in mediation and arbitration, and is rated AV Pre-eminent, the highest ranking for attorneys, by Martindale-Hubbell, all of which are based on peer surveys. He is a Fellow in the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a member of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, a Distinguished Neutral with CPR International Institute, and a Senior Mediator with Mediate.com. He has been awarded the Lawyer as Problem Solver Award by the Mediation Center of the Pacific. He is also the founder and President of the International Law Foundation, is fluent in English and Vietnamese, and considers Viet Nam his second homeland.
J.D., William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 1978
1978 – State of Hawaii Courts
1978 – United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
1982 – United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals